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New to the forum, 29 years old w/ low progesterone

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Hello all, as I said I'm new here. My husband and I have been trying for our first child for the last 2 years. I recently broke down and went to a fertility specialist knowing full well with a $10,000 insurance deductible that I'd be paying out of pocket for all of this. Sofar, testing has been about $1000 which I've been able to pay in full. The problems is that the nurses tell me I don't produce enough progesterone to maintain a pregnancy. The supplements they put me on are going to end up being $500 per month if I continue on it. I'm on 2mg Estadiol twice a day, 200mg Prometrium 3x/day and progesterone suppositories (blech) 2x/day. It is going to be impossible for me to maintain this payout for more than a month or two. Is there anyone here who knows anything about this. I feel so alone, I have no one (besides my husband - who is great but can't r1elate) to talk to about this. I am looking for any support I can find. <3 thanks all
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replied October 16th, 2011
Hi there, Sorry to hear your going through this tough time. At least you have an answer to work on.
Have you looked in to and spoke to your doctor about Progesterone creams? It might be a cheaper options.
I wish you all the luck in the world TTC a healthy pregnancy.
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replied March 27th, 2012
HI THERE MY NAME IS SHELLEY AND I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH IVE BEEN IN SAME BOAT! I TAKEN FERTITILY DRUGS WHICH ARE A WASTE OF MONEY AND DONT GET YOU PREGNANT QUICKER IN MY OPINION! I HAVE TWO KIDS AGED 5 AND 2 AND THE THIRD IVE BEEN TRYING FOR 11 MONTHS AND I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY ITS TAKING SO LONG? I HAVE BLOOD TEST, OVARIES CHECK, THROID YOU NAME IT! DOCTORS WONT GIVE ME A RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER! MY DOCTOR SAID I WAS LUCKY WITH MY GIRLS NOW HE SAYS IM NOT SO LUCKY?

THANKS FOR LISTENING
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